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Like all of you, I'm a number of things to a number of people...Navy wife, homeschooling mama, educated woman and aspiring writer. Read my thoughts on all of it here. Please feel free to leave your thoughts on all of it too!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Blog Party!

Ultimate Blog Party 2010

Found something new...and very cool! Let me tell you about it (the new and cool thing) and a little about myself.

I'll start with me...I'm a stay at home Navy wife and well-educated mama. My husband and I grew up a mile from one another and got married after I graduated from college. I have a Master's degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and now I'm a mom and wife. I have almost 10 years under my belt as a military spouse, almost 7 as a mom.
We have three children. Jace is our oldest. He'll be 7 next month. He just got a 40 chapter book from his school library to read over the weekend. When he dove into his back pack to get it to read on the way home and found he'd forgotten it -he cried. Thankfully we were able to stop by and pick it up after picking his sister up at her preschool. Jace's personality is a mixture of high energy rascal and eager learner, with a touch of little boy still visible from time to time.
Gracelyn (Gracie) is our precious middle child, two months shy of turning five. She's joyful, stylish and loves to be helpful! However, if the girl is tired...watch out! Talk about moody! (By the way, this picture doesn't display Gracie's normal style. She's wearing her cousin's shorts, who is almost two years younger, and a sweater we keep in the car that was bought off the clearance rack even though it's two sizes too big because she always complains about being cold! I love it though - she's still posing.)
The littlest monkey is Tyler. He's an agitator, like any little brother should be, and stubborn like his father. He's got the most terrific smile, complete with dimples. As an almost-Christmas baby he gets to celebrate his half-birthday over the summer when he'll be 2 1/2.
That's the crew. With my spare time I blog about our lives - mostly the kid's antics, my observations about random things, our health and fitness goals, and my newest venture as a homeschooling mom. I enjoy writing, being in the kitchen, watching reality TV and long walks on the beach. Actually they don't even have to be on a beach...walks anywhere are great!
So, now that you know about me (at least a little) feel free to read other posts if you're intrigued. If not, that's OK too. Either way, there's more to this post, remember? Something new and cool. Well, it's the blog party!
Susan and Janice at 5 Minutes For Mom are hosting this incredible party to help blogger and non-bloggers alike meet each other and maybe even win things in the process! See...I wouldn't let you down.
You can click here to go to their post about this year's blog party. There are over 900 links to other blogs where people have introduced themselves. You'll find humor, emotion, faith, joy, and more stories than you can handle. You'll also find a link to the prize list and the rules for entering the drawings. Here are some of the things I'd love to win:
95. 0r 11. $100 gift card to Restaurants.com, given by two different contributors.
39. $250 night away at any Hilton Garden Inn
112. $50 gift card to Amazon.com (or any of the other Amazon.com gift cards!)
24. "Dahlia" framed photo
75. $100 gift card to Summit Camping Gear
There are so many more...clothes, toys, gift cards, decorations, relaxation aids, books...go look and enter for yourself!
I'll let you go on now. Not because I'm out of things to say (I can blah, blah, blah for days) but because I want to go meet some other bloggers and take 5 minutes for me!


26 comments:

Joy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog and saying hi! It's a pleasure to meet you and your family. Your kids are almost the exact same age as mine, and same order too! (boy, girl, boy) Look forward to reading more.

Janette P. said...

Stopping by to say hi from the Ultimate Blog Party!

Bridgette said...

Dropping in from the UBP to say hi! :)

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Andrea said...

Hi! Following from the UBP:-)
Andrea
http://andrea-newblog.blogspot.com/

Susan said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog- thought I'd repay the favor...
going to look around a bit.

Latte Mama said...

I think that's great that you stay home with your little ones, they're lucky to have such a smart mama! I'm just starting with blogging, hope you could swing by! Have fun!

shalunya said...

Blog hopping from UBP10. I am an Air Force wive with just 1 son who is 20. Hubby is currently serving in Korea for the year while I am traveling and living out of my suitcase. Look forward to following you and getting to know you better.

Renee' (aka Shalunuya)
http://gypsyshalunya.blogspot.com

Annie said...

I'm loving this blog hopping party! I enjoy having new readers stop by (thanks everyone). Hopefully some of you will stick around! And I'm loving checking out others' sites :)

CoffeeLovinMom said...

Your family and blog are very cute! Happy blog party! Love to see you soon!

Susieqtpies said...

Toot Tootin' my #UBP10 Party Horn on your blog!!!!!

Hope you are meeting new bloggers and havin' a great time!

I'm your Newest fan on your blog!
We homeschool. It's our 4th year. My daughter would cry if she left her book behind too! lol

Party on!!!

@Susieqtpies at Scraps of Life http://cafescrapper-scrapsoflife.blogspot.com

Janene said...

Have a good time partying with UBP10. Stop by if you get a chance http://stopdropandrelax.com/blog/ And see what we have to help you Stop Drop and Relax. Visit our store at http://www.StopDropandRelax.com and Prepare To Be Pampered.

Amanda Daybyday said...

Hmmm... my 7 year old loves to read too. He devours books. Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's super nice to meet you.

Amy said...

Love the title of your blog! :)

I came by from the UBP~~ my party post is up HERE.  I hope you'll drop by and say hello!

Raine said...

Dropping in from UBP! Nice to meet you. I'm a stay at home mommy, and I am planning to go back to school and get my Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy too. Your kids are super cute.
Stop by my blog and say hello if you get a chance :) http://theklassens.blogspot.com

Jen Ragan said...

Beautiful family

Alysha said...

what an adorable family! I love the name Gracelyn! Beautiful! Newest follower here! I hope you follow back :)
www.thetarrpit.blogspot.com

joeandbridge said...

Hi there! Just popping in from the UBP to be your newest Google Follower! Hooray! Hope you're having a great week! Swing by my blog when you get a chance! I have a Gracie too! But, that's her real name-Gracie.

Bridgette Groschen
The Groschen Goblins
www.groschengoblins.com

Cheryl D. said...

Hi1 I'm popping by via the UBP! What a beautiful family!

wanderingonpurpose said...

Just saw you on the UBP list, and your title caught my eye. Have a great day!

Caroline said...

Love your summary of your beautiful family members, and love your degree. Fascinating!

Dropping by from the UBP, and I hope you will pay me a visit!

Fruitful Vine2 said...

Hi Annie,
Nice to meet you. My oldest is 7 yrs old too. I'm really enjoying this party. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Love your blog name....You have a great blog..This is such a fun party and I have already met some of the greatest bloggers... I am sad it is about to end. I am amazed at all the different and creative blogs. Stop by for a visit...just leave a comment on any of the last few posts on either blog and you are eligible for the GRAND PRIZE $100 GIFT BASKET! I am going to draw Friday night.....
http://teresa-grammygirlfriend.blogspot.com/
http://grammyababychangeseverything.blogspot.com/

MommiesSavings said...

Stopping by from the UBP hope your having a great day! It's always nice to meet new friends.

-Melissa
http://www.mommiessavings.com/

The Stanley Family said...

Just stopping by from UBP! Hope you're looking forward to a wonderful weekend. I would LOVE for you to drop by my blog, Savings & Stewardship, when you get a chance! We're giving away a copy of the book Enjoy Your Money! by J Steve Miller at Midnight TONIGHT (Fri), and there aren't many entries - so feel free to enter for a chance to win - quick link can be found in the top right sidebar of my blog!!

http://savingsandstewardship.blogspot.com/

Jen said...

the party is over, but I'm having too much fun meeting new people. Looking forward to reading more. Our four year old poses for everything as well